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Long Haul Productions

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Long Haul Productions documents stories of everyday lives, stories of people and communities in transition, and stories of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things. When we choose a story, we're really in it for the long haul: we spend months, sometimes years, getting to know our characters. These are documentaries that mark the course of human life: they're inherently dramatic, immediate, and true. As such, they yield some of the most memorable programming in American media today. We're a not-for-profit corporation run by longtime producer Dan Collison, and his radio partner Elizabeth Meister. We've produced fifty radio documentaries for National Public Radio over the last eight years, and count the prestigious duPont-Columbia baton among our many honors. Our video documentaries have aired on HBO and the Travel Channel, and we've won attention from other journalists at the New York Times, LA Times, Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and Chicago Reader.

Pieces

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Just in time for Valentine's Day and the biggest dog show in the world - the 139th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 22:16
  • Purchases: 1
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A week in the life of a woman in Chicago attempting to escape a physically and emotionally abusive marriage.

Bought by KFAI and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 23:22
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lance Corporal Nicholas Rodriguez
Nicholas Rodriguez joined the Marines because he thought he could make a difference. His service changed Nick–and his family–forever. Nick’s mom &...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 19:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Russian boar hybrids at Baker's Green Acres in Marion, Michigan
The story of what happened when the state of Michigan outlawed the possession of Russian Boar.

Bought by KUER


  • Added: Oct 24, 2012
  • Length: 20:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charles Lewis, Jr and his mother during his sentencing hearing, Credit: mlive.com
The anatomy of a sentencing hearing for a juvenile in Michigan facing life in prison without the possibility of parole. Charles Lewis, Jr was 13 wh...

Bought by PRX Remix and KUT


  • Added: Jun 13, 2012
  • Length: 17:14
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: coqui frog, Credit: long haul productions
The Coqui, a tiny, but very vociferous tree frog, is the national symbol of Puerto Rico, beloved in folklore and in song. But while the coqui’s lus...

Bought by PRX Remix, KFAI, and KGOU


  • Added: Jul 13, 2011
  • Length: 25:06
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Coast Guard tower, Baudette, MN, Credit: long haul productions
Producers Elizabeth Meister and Dan Collison of Long Haul Productions journeyed to Baudette, MN to find out just how 370 songbirds ended up in a f...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 13, 2011
  • Length: 07:44
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: duck walking on fish at linesville spillway, Credit: long haul productions
Long Haul Productions teamed up with musician Tim Fite to tell the fishy tale of the fight for the right to throw bread at the Linesville Spillway ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 13, 2011
  • Length: 07:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: natural gas well, Credit: long haul productions
Producers Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister traveled to Arkansas to talk to people about what's going on under their feet ... both the extraction ...

Bought by HowSound, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 13, 2011
  • Length: 10:55
  • Purchases: 3
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The impact on the Asian Carp on people living in rural Illinois and plans to stop it.

Bought by KFAI, Louisville Public Media, PRX Remix, and KVSC


  • Added: Jan 17, 2011
  • Length: 18:42
  • Purchases: 4
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Every year, an estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from American high schools. Raised entirely in American culture, they finish high s...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KGLT, KCRW, KFAI, and KSFR


  • Added: Jun 22, 2010
  • Length: 26:09
  • Purchases: 5
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Every year, an estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from American high schools. Raised entirely in American culture, they finish high s...

Bought by WHRV, XRAY.fm, KWIT, WCPN, KVNF and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 32
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An oral history account of the successful workers' sit-in at the Republic Windows and Doors factory in Chicago in December of 2008, the first Ameri...

Bought by PRX Remix and KFAI


  • Added: Oct 07, 2009
  • Length: 21:57
  • Purchases: 2
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An exploration into the myth and reality of the catfish in southern culture.

Bought by PRX Remix, KFAI, and The Nature Podcast


  • Added: Mar 04, 2009
  • Length: 26:18
  • Purchases: 3
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Studs Terkel reads excerpts from Upton Sinclair's novel "The Jungle" in this history of African Americans in the packinghouse industry of Chicago.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, XRAY.fm, KFAI, WRPI, KBRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2008
  • Length: 28:21
  • Purchases: 6
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The citizens of SW Michigan talk about the recent and unprecedented rash of thefts of Obama and McCain yard sign thefts in their area.

Bought by KALW, WVPE, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WILL


  • Added: Oct 29, 2008
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 4
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Autism Chronicles is an hour-long special profiling three families living and coping with autism.

Bought by PRX Remix, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WVPE, and WXXI


  • Added: Oct 14, 2008
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 4
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A profile of a musician who makes guitars from the old-growth forest that he's decided to protect in perpetuity.

Bought by WABE, PRX Remix, KUOW, New Hampshire Public Radio, and The Nature Podcast


  • Added: Oct 14, 2008
  • Length: 06:31
  • Purchases: 5
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A profile of the volunteer stewards restoring former Illinois corn fields into habitats for native plants and birds

Bought by PRX Remix, KXOT Public Radio, and The Nature Podcast


  • Added: Dec 19, 2007
  • Length: 10:23
  • Purchases: 3
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The passenger pigeon was once the most common species in North America - now it's extinct. A look at how the bird disappeared.

Bought by KUOW, PRX Remix, The Nature Podcast, and WDET Detroit Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 19, 2007
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 4